The question this unit is based upon is; How does a construction manager build safely and correctly to suit the project specifications, the site environment, best accepted working practices whilst at the same time being open to innovation and the possibility of new improved working practices and products?
Clearly this is a case of using established site procedures such as reviewing and implementing works method statements and works programs whilst referencing and reviewing construction processes at planning and during the build phase to ensure minimum disruption to other trades whist at the same time protecting the environment and safety of all site attendees.
To prove my point, please review the following typical questions found in the learning outcomes of this Unit:
- Explain different methods and techniques that allows the assessment and evaluation of available project or operational data.
- Explain how work methods can be identified from the assessment and evaluation of project or operational data.
- Give reasons why project or operational data needs to be assessed and evaluated and explain possible project or operational consequences should this not be undertaken correctly.
- Explain how additional information from other sources can be obtained in cases where available project data is insufficient.
- Explain different ways that allows comprehensive identification of work methods from possible information sources, and will make the best use of resources and materials for typical projects or operations.
- Explain procedures that can identify work methods which meets project or operational requirements and the requirements of current legislation.
- Explain different ways and techniques of evaluating identified work methods against relevant technical, environmental and project criteria to select the best or appropriate method.
- Explain suitable methods that ensure method statements and/or risk assessments derived from the selected work methods are accurate, clear and concise.
- Explain possible procedures that ensure that method statements and/or risk assessments are acceptable to all the people responsible
- Give reasons for the need to ensure that selected work methods, method statement and/or risk assessments are acceptable to all the people responsible.
- Explain the ways and techniques of recommending work methods to the people responsible.
- Explain different ways of promoting selected work methods to the people responsible.
The Solution. In order to better enable the seasoned professional to complete this Unit, Evaluating and Selecting Work Methods to Meet Project or Operational Requirements in the Workplace, Rivasure has produced a comprehensive online Audio Podcast Course. This Unit is one of many online courses aimed at covering all of the key units contained within the Level 6 Construction Management NVQ Qualification. This series of Audio Podcast Unit Courses lays a solid foundation for each specific subject matter. Each Audio Podcast addresses each knowledge question, unpacking each one in detail and providing relevant and specific guidance.
In this Unit the learning outcomes are as follows;
- Assess and evaluate project or operational data in order to identify work.
- Obtain additional information from other sources in cases where the available project or operational data is insufficient.
- Identify work methods which will make the best use of resources and materials and meets project and current legislation requirements.
- Evaluate identified work methods against technical, environmental and project or operational criteria and select appropriate methods.
- Ensure method statements are accurate, clear and concise, and acceptable to all the people involved.
- Recommend and promote the selected work method for projects or operations.
A learning outcome sets out what a candidate can expect to learn and do as a result of their learning. This Audio Podcast mentoring series is excellent resource for NVQ candidates and management learners studying how to evaluate and select work methods to meet project or operational requirements in the workplace.